Sensitivity of System Design on Heat Distribution Cost in District Heating

District heating (DH) offers interesting opportunities to use biomass and/or waste heat as an energy source for thermal heat and thus to replace decentralised fossil heating. On the other hand however, district heating induces additional cost and energy losses in the heat distribution. The present project introduces a sensitivity analysis for a virtual DH network with 1 MW heat output, a pipeline length of 1 km, and a heat consumption over 2000 annual full-load hours corresponding to a linear heat density of 2000 MWh per year and meter of pipeline length (MWh/m a).

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